This bundle includes 5 resources linked to the Space Race from 1969-2020.
These products work together to support and embed the development of knowledge of key dates, key "firsts" and key people involved in the Space Race from the first man in space (Uri Gagarin) in 1969 to the first privatised shuttle launch with Space X in 2020.
They encourage the children to think about the most important achievements, people and events within the Space Race from 1969 - 2020 - and prioritise the people involved through an imaginary "dinner party" hosted by Uri Gagarin with 12 other significant space explorers.
In undertaking this activity, the children will learn deeply, as they must justify their own opinions through evidence and understanding how each of the people led to significant steps forward in Space Travel, including:
- The "first" achievements
- Progress of countries within the space race from 1969 - 2020
- The people involved in space travel, their nationalities and their legacy
- Impact their actions had on the space race and subsequent space travel
Within the major "firsts", we have included the astronauts and cosmonauts responsible for being the:
- First person in space
- First American in first
- First person to orbit the Earth
- First woman in space
- First person to moonwalk tethered to shuttle
- First person to moonwalk untethered
- First person to die on a mission
- First man on the moon
- First person to leave a family photo on the moon
- First person to spend the longest time on the moon
- First person to use a fuelled jetpack
- Longest stay in space
- First privatised shuttle into space - replacing a national funded space agency
The products include:
- Timeline with 13 key events from 1969 - 2020
- "I have...who has?" Game with 36 question and answer cards
- Space Race Quiz with 40 question cards, multichoice answers and answer key
- Space Race Dinner Party - hosted by Uri Gagarin and inviting 12 significant Space Travellers - but who will sit where and why?
- Space Race Escape Room (coming soon)
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